5th October 1916 – the first ever Trans-Siberian Express leaves Yaroslavl railway station in Moscow for Vladivostok to cover 9,289 kilometres (5,772 miles), making the world a smaller and cosier place and connecting people, history, culture, traditions and Christmases. But how was it on the first Christmas express? What did they drink? Many glasses of tea in a beautiful podstakannik for sure! And what did they have when they celebrated? Come along to the Pushkin House Wine Club to find out and to taste the styles of wine which were popular in Russia at the time. The wines will be accompanied by a platter of cheese and charcuterie. As always, there will be a mini-quiz at the end and someone will go home with a prize wine.
Location: PUSHKIN HOUSE